June 14, 2009
How Many Ways to Mess Up a Blog
How many ways can you mess up a blog? Well I have become an expert at that. I originally had a wonderful designer create my blog for me. She did a lovely job. See the banner above. But I found free blog templates and wanted to try it out. Little did I know that my blog was very well programmed to stay the way it was. I entered my newly found template, very excited to see my new look for kicks and walla!!! All that hard work GONE! What did I do??? I didn't want to change anything but the background to see if I could. Oh brother, everything was gone, gone, gone. I slumped over in my chair horrified at what I had done, terrified to approach my wonderful web designer. So off I went to fix it myself. Do you hear the song "We're off to see the wizard" playing in the background? That's what I heard.
I looked at several different blogs to see where they got their graphics and researched each and every one. Checked out how to load them into my blog. Contacted anybody who would listen and bombarded them with blog questions. Everyone was wonderful! I finally ate crow and told my web designer (Kim, Craftisan Graphics) what I had done and how I messed it all up. She was so sweet. Thank God for folks who just know that some of us should NEVER be computer designers, maybe we should never go near computers. LOL!
Next I tried several different backgrounds on and finally settled on one. I contacted my banner gal (Deena Davis) and asked her to create a matching banner for my current blog color at the time. She did. It was wonderful, I love those fairies. Aren't they sweet. But my blog looked too busy. Well I wasn't gettin' rid of those fairies, no way now how. I found yet another blog background to fit with my new fairy banner. Yep! I think it finally looks groovy. Hope you all like it because I'm a to tired to fix it again. LOL!